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Luminous Heart: The Third Karmapa On Consciousness, Wisdom, And Buddha Nature

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This superb collection of writings on buddha nature by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (1284–1339) focuses on the transition from ordinary deluded consciousness to enlightened wisdom, the characteristics of buddhahood, and a buddha's enlightened activity. Most of these materials have never been translated comprehensively. The Third Karmapa's unique and well-balanced view ...more
Hardcover, 1st edition, 502 pages
Published March 16th 2009 by Snow Lion (first published January 1st 2009)
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Stephen Blache
This text is profound. A bit of a warning, this is a wonderful text to read very slowly with a Dharma friend or with instructions from a Dharma teacher. The translator has such a gift in bringing these teachings to life into English. Highly recommended for those who have had exposure to some of the basics of Buddhism. All in all, "Dharma gems in a necklace of compassion and wisdom."
Um. Read it... Reading it again... Perfect reasonings that give much of the case for vajrayana, and glorious description of the paths and bhumis.
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